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When a destructive space entity is spotted approaching Earth, Admiral Kirk resumes command of the Starship Enterprise in order to intercept, examine and hopefully stop the intruder.

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Storyline

An alien phenomenon of unprecedented size and power is approaching Earth, destroying everything in its path. The only starship in range is the USS Enterprise--still in drydock after a major overhaul. As Captain Willard Decker readies his ship and his crew to face this menace, Admiral James T. Kirk arrives with orders to take command of the Enterprise and intercept the intruder. But it has been three years since Kirk last commanded the Enterprise on its historic five year mission... is he up to the task of saving the Earth? Written by Gregory A. Sheets <m-sheets2@onu.edu>

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Rated PG for sci-fi action and mild language | See all certifications »

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7 December 1979 (USA)  »

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Star Trek II  »

Box Office

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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$82,300,000 (USA)
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Trivia

One of Gene Roddenberry's initial ideas was a time travel story relating to the assassination of President Kennedy. Harlan Ellison also pitched a story idea in which the crew traveled back in time to the era of prehistoric man. The Time Travel plot would be successfully revisited for Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986). See more »

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When Spock puts the nerve pinch on the man in charge of the suit lockers, the thruster suits in the lockers are those intended to be worn for the original Memory Wall sequence that would have followed this scene originally. The suits worn by Spock and Captain Kirk later on in the movie are of a very different design and have a larger helmet. See more »

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A muddled epic
30 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Stardate: 7412.6

Of all the Star Trek films, this is the most impersonal and epic - which necessarily isn't a bad thing. This film really isn't about the Star Trek crew, but about the vast visual effects laden V'Ger and how the Enterprise spends 2+ hours exploring it. The score by Jerry Goldsmith only accentuates this epic-ness - this is one of his best scores and brings a majestic quality to the Star Trek crew. Never really is this film funny (unlike 4) or action-packed (unlike II) but regardless will always have a place in my heart because it tries to be as epic as Star Trek can possibly be. Overall, a 7 out of 10 (mostly because of the state-of-the-art effects of its time in 1979 and a superb score by Jerry Goldsmith RIP).


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